Our History

In April 1932, Bro. William Ring and Bro. McCray arrived in a small fishing village of Back Bay to spread  the gospel of Jesus Christ. He held services on the corner until they were invited the use to the Church of Christ (known as "the Church on the hill".)   As he was preaching there  for a short period of time,  souls were being saved and transformed by the gospel. The Pentecostal experience was preached and it had caused a conflict with the parishioner of the Church and it had caused a division, so the owner of the clam factory (Ruby Cooke) offered the use of the clam factory to Bro. RIng.  A few got together and white washed the building, placed lanterns around the walls and hung the rafters, and the men built  seating with planks.  The pulpit was placed in the far end of the building which hung out over the water.
 
As time went on they discussed the possibilities of building a new Church. Orb Harris donated the land for them to start the Church on. The first donation of $100.00 was given by Alphonso French. Then others came on board. Gradis Cooke, Murril Hooper, Pete Hooper, Herman Hooper, Ottie Hooper, Boyton Hanley and Joe Hanley were all fisherman and they began the process of the new Church. Later in the years as the Church began to grow, they decided to expand on the back of the Church and place the pulpit further back to make room for new converts  

ere being saved and transformed by the gospel. The Pentecostal experience was preached and it had caused a conflict with the parishioner of the Church and it had caused a division, so the owner of the clam factory (Ruby Cooke) offered the use of the clam factory to Bro. RIng.  A few got together and white washed the building, placed lanterns around the walls and hung the rafters, and the men built  seating with planks.  The pulpit was placed in the far end of the building which hung out over the water.
 
As time went on they discussed the possibilities of building a new Church. Orb Harris donated the land for them to start the Church on. The first donation of $100.00 was given by Alphonso French. Then others came on board. Gradis Cooke, Murril Hooper, Pete Hooper, Herman Hooper, Ottie Hooper, Boyton Hanley and Joe Hanley were all fisherman and they began the process of the new Church. Later in the years as the Church began to grow, they decided to expand on the back of
the Church and place the pulpit further back to make room for new converts  

Previous Pastors

1941 - 1942 Rev. Edward Buchanan

​1942 - 1943 Rev. C.K.S. Moffatt

​1943 - 1948 Rev. Ellery Cady

​1948 - 1949 Rev. Carroll Hickling

​1949 - 1951 Rev. Frank Drost

​1951 - 1952 Rev. Ralph Helms

​1953 - 1955 Rev. Samuel Paisley

​1955 - 1965 Rev. Ian Kelsey

​1965 - 1969 Rev. William Fullerton

​1969 - 1970 Rev. Robert Gass

​1970 - 1971 Rev. Dan Mendenhal

​1972 - 1979 Rev. Gilbert Kinney

​1979 - 1980 Rev. Wayne Cunningham

​1980 - 1982 Rev. Ian Kelsey

​1982 - 1983 Rev. Michael Hood

​1984 - 1985 Rev. Schuyler Burrill

​1985 - 1987 Rev. Merritt Durost

​1987 - 1990 Rev. Norman Shorey

​1990 - 1995 Rev. Steven Roach

​1995 - 1996 Rev. Carlos Torrez
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​996 -  2017 Rev. Gordon Cooke Jr.  
2017 -  Present Rev Randy Crozier​

ChurchTime Line

In 1943, the first parsonage and land was bought.
​In 1944, the first dining hall was built.
​In 1949, a prayer room was added to the church.
​​In 1956, a basement was put under the Church for Sunday School classrooms.
In1960, a ground breaking ceremony was held for a new parsonage.
​n 1961, an open house and dedication service of the new parsonage.
I​n 1964, the Church's interior was renovated.
​In 1970, the old dining hall was torn down and a new dorm was built that would
accommodate our convention visitors.
​I​n 1973, land was purchased from Medford Harris.
​In 1973, land was purchased from Otis Kaglar.
In 1973, a nursery and room was built on front of the Church.
​In 1975, an electric organ was purchased for the Church.
​In 1977, a parking lot was installed.
I​n 1979, the platform and choir area was renovated.
​In 1984, the new Church built was across the road.
​In 1989, the old Church was torn down. 


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